Negoesco Stadium

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Coordinates: 37°46′36″N 122°27′14″W / 37.776547°N 122.45386°W / 37.776547; -122.45386

Negoesco Stadium
NegoescoStadiumSept08.jpg
Location San Francisco
Owner University of San Francisco
Operator University of San Francisco
Capacity 3,000 (2000-present)
Surface Fieldturf
Construction
Broke ground 1982
Opened September 17, 1982
Tenants
University of San Francisco Dons soccer (NCAA WCC) (1982-present)
San Francisco Seals (USL PDL) (2006-2008)

Negoesco Stadium is a 3,000 seat soccer stadium located in San Francisco, on the campus of University of San Francisco.[1] Named for USF Soccer Coach Steve Negoesco. It is the home field for the men's and women's soccer teams. Negoesco is also the primary home field for the San Francisco Seals of the USL Premier Development League. The stadium is also used by USF students and staff for recreational activities.

Stadium history[edit]

The stadium was renovated in 2000 expanding it to its current capacity of 3,000 seats including theater style seats on the west side of the field and a full permanent grandstand on the east side. Additionally TV capable lights were added to the field that year. In 2003 the current fieldturf surface was added.

Negoesco Stadium from above

Negoesco has also hosted various high level exhibition matches by teams such as the Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer and the Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.

Some of the most notable improvements were made in September 2008, just before the Dons began their season, as banners celebrating the rich legacy and tradition of USF Soccer were hung along the stadiums west wall. Six national championship banners hang alongside 2 national runner-up banners and alongside banners celebrating the Dons glorious postseason past (30 NCAA appearances, 9 College Cup appearances). Additional banners also feature USF conference titles as members of the Northern California Intercollegiate Soccer Conference/West Coast Intercollegiate Soccer Conference, Pacific Soccer Conference, and the West Coast Conference. A final banner will feature the names of all 41 NSCAA All-Americans to proudly wear the Green and Gold.

Other changes include the installation of advertising panels acknowledging sponsors and supporters of USF Athletics and the Dons Soccer program alongside the east sideline of the field, and European-style protective team benches, were also added to the technical areas on the east sideline.[2]

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